Senate Approves Bill with Fisheries Aid Package

Commercial Fishing Vessel, photo/USCG/Dann Blackwood.

Portland Press Herald: The U.S. Senate passed a $60 billion disaster relief bill Friday that includes funding to support struggling groundfishing fleets in Maine and other Northeastern states.

On a 60-35 vote, senators defeated an attempt to strip $150 million in funding for 4 federally designated fisheries disasters–including the Northeast groundfishery–from the larger relief bill for mid-Atlantic states that were hit by Hurricane Sandy in October.

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